Data Placement Optimization

Data Placement Optimizations in vSAN 6.7

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A primary responsibility of storage is to make data requested readily available for access. While this may seem obvious, storage systems go to great lengths to accomplish this clear, but challenging objective. Hyper-converged infrastructures factor in additional considerations for data placement and resilience, as the storage is distributed across hosts. Considerations include, but not limited Read more...

VMworld Deep Thoughts

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  As VMworld season approaches, and the VMworld catalog is live, you may have some questions. You may ask yourself “Where do I start with so much material”? And you may ask yourself “Who’s session should I attend?” And you may wonder “How do I get into that party?” And you may ask yourself “Where Read more...
Virtually Speaking

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 81: Digital Transformation

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Seven technology leaders, all in one place. Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and of course VMware.  With a line up like that its no wonder Dell Technologies is among Fortune’s most admired companies. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to sit down with the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell to hear his thoughts Read more...

Lenovo® Delivers Strong HCI Performance with Intel® Optane™ Technology

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  Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is the fastest growing segment in the storage industry, forecasted by IDC to grow at a 30% CAGR through 2021. Customers initially adopt HCI for single type, non-critical workloads, but over time use HCI to power a variety of workloads, including business-critical applications. In a recent VMware vSAN™ customer survey, almost Read more...

vSAN Degraded Device Handling

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Introduction While this blog article focuses more on availability, performance is certainly worth mentioning. A poorly performing application or platform can be the equivalent of being offline. For example, excessive latency (network, drive, etc.) can cause a database query to take much longer than normal. If an end-user expects query results in 30 seconds and Read more...
vSAN and VxRail Take Center Stage at Dell Technology World

vSAN and VxRail Take Center Stage at Dell Technology World

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In case you missed Dell Technology World the other week, it was clear that Dell EMC VxRail, the market-leading HCI appliance, and VMware vSAN, the market-leading HCI software, took center stage throughout the week. The 14,000 customers and industry people in attendance enjoyed a front row seat to the evolution from traditional storage to hyper-converged Read more...
Bringing the Real-World Benefits of vSAN and HCI to Light

Bringing the Real-World Benefits of vSAN and HCI to Light

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  Recently, VMware sponsored a survey of vSAN customers to document and analyze the real-world value that HCI delivers when deployed within production environments.  We have invited the author of that study, Eric Sheppard, Research VP of Server and Storage Infrastructure at IDC, to present the key findings of that survey in a webcast on May Read more...
Cheyenne Radiology vsan

Cheyenne Radiology Pictures the Future with VMware vSAN

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Cheyenne Radiology is a medical imaging center that serves patients all over the western U.S., including sites in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. One of the center’s primary services is a Web-based picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that stores scans for remote hospitals, clinics and medical practices. They have eight radiologists on staff who read Read more...